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Round two

Photo by Meredith J. Cooper Audrey Denney, pictured at Chico City Plaza in September, says the 2020 election feels more pressing. “I always knew I’d give it two goes.” That’s what Audrey Denney told the […]

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RV parking and FEMA update

Adding final amendments to emergency housing rules, the Butte County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an urgency ordinance Tuesday (Feb. 26) that immediately eased restrictions on parking recreational vehicles. The supervisors, at their previous meeting, […]

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Paying for wildfires

Bankruptcy won't make PG&E's long-term wildfire problem—or its costs—go away U.S. Bankruptcy Court Facing a cash flow problem stemming from recent wildfire liabilities, PG&E will reorganize its gas and electric business under Chapter 11. The […]

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Disaster compounded

Photo by Melissa Daugherty PG&E crews at work on Nov. 9, the day after the Camp Fire began, along a portion of Clark Road in Paradise. Pacific Gas & Electric’s bankruptcy has set off a […]

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Arts Devo

Refugee song This is a tough watch. Longtime local musician John-Michael Sun sits in a chair in the ashes of his destroyed Paradise home and plays guitar and sings in response to the tragedy. “Well […]

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Paradise plans rebuild

Launching a series of “listening sessions” on how to rebuild from the Camp Fire, the Paradise Town Council will hold a special meeting Friday morning (Feb. 22) with residents and its long-term planning consultant. The […]

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Oroville extends rent control

Disaster-area protections will continue for residential tenants after the Oroville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday evening (Feb. 19) to impose a rent-control ordinance for the next 10 1/2 months. Effective immediately, no landlord may increase […]

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Treasure trove

Photo by Vic Cantu One of the few businesses in Paradise to survive the Camp Fire was Mary Nieland’s Attic Treasures Antique Mall. It was also fortunate for many other local entrepreneurs, as her two-story […]

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Post-fire tax relief

Butte County could receive assistance from the state to cover property tax revenue losses due to the Camp Fire. Assembly Bill 72, amending the Budget Act of 2018, was unanimously approved by the Senate on […]

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Paradise water funded

Help is on the way for Paradise’s troubled water system. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded about $1.4 million to the Paradise Irrigation District to repair and restore its water system damaged during the […]

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Paradise hospital lays off 800

With Paradise’s hospital closed indefinitely due to Camp Fire damage, two-thirds of Adventist Health Feather River employees got laid off this week. Jill Kinney, regional spokeswoman for Adventist Health, told the CN&R that the organization […]

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Return to Paradise

Photo by Jason Cassidy Theatre on the Ridge’s Judy Clemens (executive director) and Jerry Miller (artistic director) and a smattering of the cast and crew from Radioland’s Return to Paradise. Neal Road is eerily dark […]

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‘A lot of love’

Photo courtesy of Ray Morgan Company Ray Morgan Co.’s Chico branch, including several Camp Fire survivors, pose in their Fifth Sun Apparel Butte Strong shirts. Executive Vice President and owner Chris Scarff purchased about 200 […]